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POSITION: SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKER

DESCRIPTION

This is intensive professional social work or rehabilitation counseling. An employee in this class works with minimum supervision and may be assigned some supervisory responsibility. The employee provides assistance, services, and information and makes referral for medical care, vocational guidance and/ or training. The school social worker also investigates social conditions in response to complaints, report’s findings and similar functions related to the operation of a service program when such work requires the application of specialized service skills and program knowledge. The employee may be assigned to any area in the Department of Education.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (NOT ALL INCLUSIVE)

  • Assumes leaderships in the planning and provision of comprehensive psychological or rehabilitation services and in cases involving multiple and complicated social problems, and physically and mentally handicapping conditions;
  • Provides competent individual, family and group treatment services with a minimum of supervisory contact, and serves as consultant to less experienced staff;
  • Assists in needs assessment, designing implementation of staff training relative to the provision of treatment and vocational rehabilitation services;
  • Interprets and disseminates laws and regulations affecting the client population to clients and the public;
  • Participates in the development and administration of programs in the department;
  • Assists in the initial and on-going orientation/ training of all clients, departmental staff and others, as designated;
  • Participates where required in consulting with federal and local officials relative to funding legislative inter-agency other pertinent matters
  • Prepares and maintains comprehensive case record on each client in accordance with local and federal standards;
  • Performs related work as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITIES

  • Knowledge of principles and practices of social work and case management techniques;
  • Knowledge of federal regulations, local laws and Department policies applicable to the assigned program;
  • Knowledge of current information pertaining to the symptoms, control, treatment, and effects of substance abuse, mental illness and family dynamics in families dealing with chronic illness;
  • Knowledge of public and private social services providers within the community resources and programs available to clients;
  • Knowledge of collaborative case planning;
  • Knowledge of de-escalation and crisis intervention techniques;
  • Knowledge of principles, methods, and techniques of social work, rehabilitation counseling and the application of social work concepts and theories;
  • Knowledge of normal and abnormal behavior and the cultural psychological implications of family disunity, unemployment, vocational rehabilitation, illness, delinquency, functional illiteracy, etc;
  • Knowledge of human development theory and psycho-social treatment process;
  • Knowledge of rehabilitation counseling theories, mission and practices;
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Ability to demonstrate advanced interviewing and psychosocial assessment skills;
  • Ability to exercise sound, independent judgment in carrying out functions of the position.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Rehabilitation Counseling or closely related field and at least two (2) years of social work experience; and
  • A valid license to practice Social Work in the USVI

No person shall be discriminated against in employment or in any other educational program or activity offered by the Virgin Islands Department of Education on account of race, color, creed, national origin, sex, handicap, or age.”

Complaint may write to:

Director

Director

 

Division of Human Resources

Division of Human Resources

 

21-33 Hospital Street

1834 Kongens Gade

 

Revised 3/23/2012

Christiansted VI 00820

St. Thomas VI 00802

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St. Thomas

1834 Kongens Gade, St. Thomas, VI 00802
Phone: 340-774-0100

Curriculum Center:
340-775-2250
Mon – Fri:  8AM – 5PM

          

St. Croix

2133 Hospital Street, Christiansted, St. Croix, VI 00820
Phone: 340-773-1095

Curriculum Center:
340-778-1600
Mon – Fri:  8AM – 5PM